Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects both men and women. Vaginal thrush is yeast infection, known as Candida albicans, which has overgrown in the vagina and surrounding area. Symptoms of vaginal thrush include mild to severe itching and soreness in and around the vagina.
The vaginal microbiome is the bacteria that resides in the vagina. These bacteria form part of the overall human microbiome and help to support the health of the vagina, preventing pathogenic bacteria from causing infection in this area of the body. Lactobacillus are the main species of bacteria found in the vagina of healthy women.
A virus is the smallest type of infectious microbe that exists, being about 1/100th of the size of an average bacteria cell. A virus can only replicate itself inside the living cells of an organism (animal, plant or bacteria). Examples of viruses include the norovirus and Ebola.Symp